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Summer Heat (2008)

Zomerhitte (original title)
14 months after loosing his partner while making a UNICEF documentary in Afghanistan, Dutch photographer Bob Griffioen's benefactor Federico Federici has landed him a National Geographic ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophie Hilbrand ...
Kathleen
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Bob Griffioen
Jeroen Willems ...
Federico Federici
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Mummie
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de Lange
Jelka van Houten ...
Jara
Jochum ten Haaf ...
Vogelwachter
Gijs Naber ...
Richard
Giam Kwee ...
Caron
André Arend van de Noord ...
Dennis (as André Arend van Noord)
Bert Luppes ...
Boer
Rik van de Westelaken ...
Nieuwslezer
Matteo van der Grijn ...
Chauffeur
Peter van Bokhorst ...
Klaas
Sarah Jonker ...
Barmeisje #1
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14 months after loosing his partner while making a UNICEF documentary in Afghanistan, Dutch photographer Bob Griffioen's benefactor Federico Federici has landed him a National Geographic assignment on the Wadden island Texel. Shooting wildlife there, Bob meets hedonistic waitress-student Kathleen, who practices nudism on the beach. Alas, her boss and sugar-daddy 'the Mummy' is involved in major drug trade. Both lovers are soon dragged into it, without knowing if they even can trust each-other. Written by KGF Vissers

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20 March 2008 (Netherlands)  »

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Nyári hőség  »

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The last movie based on a novel by Jan Wolkers which was produced when the author himself was still alive. Wolkers died prior to the movie's release, but he was able to visit the set during production. See more »

Goofs

The bird of prey, which is being photographed in the dunes is not a native bird for the Netherlands, but a (trained, captive) American buzzard. See more »

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Referenced in Spuiten en slikken: Episode #6.1 (2008) See more »

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not worth watching
14 March 2008 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This movie is just like every other dutch movie, so if you enjoy movies such as turks fruit and de kleine blonde dood. then you might be okay with this one (even though those two have much better stories and actors) Zomerhitte starts strong enough, but even that one good scene ends up having nothing to do with the storyline. There's a lot of nudity (but me and others just could not find that girl attractive), the dialog is laughable (as we did a lot to the annoyance of other movie watchers), and some of the scenes are so completely random that this is more of an unintentional comedy than anything else (like a random scene in which an owl rips somebody's eye out...it has nothing to do with anything and is only referenced once later in a sentence saying "did you hear what happened...I was there"). the only reason I gave it a 2 is because some of the places they are at look nice...that's it. And the reason I saw it was because we went to the sneak preview (here in Holland we have a strange system regarding sneak previews, you pay less money then for a regular movie and you don't know what movie it is that you will be watching. All you know is that it's a new movie that's not yet in the theaters). My advice is to stay far away from this film, if you really want to see a good dutch movie watch temmink or zwartboek.


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